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1980 Triumph TR8

1980 Triumph

Ever dream of driving that special vintage car that you’ve seen at a national car show? Lane Motor Museum can make your dream come true with our Rally for The Lane – an annual fundraising event for Lane Motor Museum where participants get to drive one of our cars as part of an all-day rally! This car is one of several cars that are offered for the Rally.  Scroll down the page to learn more about this car!

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Specifications for the 1980 Triumph TR8

Read through these items to learn a little more about what it’s like to drive this car.

Rating Scale:
1= Handles and drives like a Model T
10=Handles and drives like a modern car

Description2 -door convertible 
SpeedVery powerful V8, very torqueyRating= 10
BrakesPower-assisted, very goodRating= 7
HandlingThe power can overwhelm rear grip, otherwise goodRating= 7
Transmission5-speed manual, shifts easilyRating= 8
VisibilityVery good with the top down, blind spots with top up 
SafetyShoulder belt 
Passengers2 t 
Climate ControlHeat 
QuirksTop is diffuclt to raise; ask for assistance 
Driver PositionLeft-hand drive 
Overall Rating8 out of 10